The tradition to decorate bodies with tattoos appeared thanks to travels of James Cook to the shores of Polynesia. Members of his crew got interested in the unusual tradition of local natives to ink pictures on their body. Many of them brought samples of the first tattoos to Europe. Seafarers became one of the first fans of tattoo art. Religious images were often seen on their bodies. For example, the tattoo of Jesus Christ was supposed to facilitate corporal punishment for the owner. Since the 18th century, it has been in demand so much that it was banned in some countries.
Modern meaning of Jesus Christ tattoo is quite simply deciphered:
Jesus Christ tattoos were often inked on bodies of criminals. This image served as an amulet for them. The head of Jesus Christ, located on chest or shoulders, meant disobedience to authorities, in particular, to the Soviet one.
Crucifixion symbolized the impossibility of betraying and heavenly thoughts. It was inked mostly on chest.
Jesus Christ tattoo, located on back, means repentance to the loved ones, as well as Faith, Hope and Love. The image of the Son of God could indicate the reason for imprisonment. For example, the head in a thorn wreath — getting a criminal record for hooliganism.
The modern underworld has lost the craving for tattoos with profound meanings and they are inked just for attraction.
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